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Verbascum chaixii 'Album'

 
Verbascum chaixii 'Album'
nettle-leaved mullein
Verbascum chaixii 'Album'
This photo shows the bold foliage, as well as an example of multiple flower stalks on a single plant (most verbascums seem to stick with a single stalk)

Common name nettle-leaved mullein
Family scrophulariaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-8)
Flowers white/mauve
Size 3 ft
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

Quickly forms a sizeable clump of mid-green textured large leaves. The flower spikes, which appear in June, seem white from a distance, but are more intricately colored when viewed up close. Although it is drought-tolerant, the ones claiming better-irrigated spots in our garden grow much more strongly than the ones in bake-spots.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '00 trade. Baggy 70F (75%G, starting 5d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (60%G, 7-15d)

Blooms first year from seed. Seed apparently maintains viability for a number of years.


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